postaweek2012

2012 in review – plus 5 most popular posts THANK YOU READERS! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. This is what they found: Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of…
David Goodman: tapas chef Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  Here’s how Londoner David Goodman started his own tapas place not far from Caledonian Road, N7. Interview by Nicola Baird. David Goodman runs the Roman Tapas & Grill on a street corner close to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Station that also boasts the Hemingford…
Alex Smith: heritage assistant Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog. Alex Smith from Islington Local History Centre and Islington Museum helps keep many more local stories live and accessible – a hard task when you realise that there are more than 100,000 pieces of information stored on site at the Finsbury office. Interview…
Lollipop men and women: Jane, Ronnie, Nora & Pauline Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  Twice a day there are lovely people all over Islington donning big weatherproof jackets and hats in a mix of reflective and florescent materials ready to escort children safely over the road. So, do lollipop men and women have time to tell…
Mrs Sau Li: DIY supremo at Mix Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog.  DIY shops are an Aladdin’s Cave of gizmos and gadgets, though many now suffer from big store competition.Despite this, the shining light of DIY stores has to be Mix at Finsbury Park. Actually the shop is on the Hackney side of Blackstock Road,…
Jake Perkins: estate agent Everyone has a story on the Islington Faces Blog. Jake Perkins is a partner at the eponymously named Hotblack Desiato – the estate agent on Upper Street that sci-fi writer Douglas Adams borrowed to name one of the rock stars in The Hitch hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Jake was born…
Helena Spurr, foodie, chef & café owner Everyone has a story, some of these stories are heard at cafes. The Finsbury Park end of Blackstock Road is crammed with north African style coffee shops packed with men, but there’s also Good For Food run by Helena Spurr which offers a very different Mediterranean dining experience that women,…
Blackstock Road in the 1870s – robbers, trout fishing and aristocrats Everyone in Islington’s got a story. Jenny Scarbrough, 63, was about 20 when she met a 96-year-old man who knocked on her door (in N4) asking if he could have a look at his old home. She recalls his amazing story of robbers on Blackstock Road, aristocrats at the top of…
Freightliners Farm: country life in the city Cockrels enjoying a windfall apple in the paddocks. Everyone in Islington has a story… especially at Freightliners Farm, which began life in old railway goods vans behind Kings Cross Station in 1973, before moving to Sheringham Road in 1978. You can still find one old carriage housing a mix of…
Jon Winder, play guru Everyone has a story, but how in Islington do we help our children explore so they have stories to share too? Here’s how council officer and new dad Jon Winder is keeping kids in Islington happy. Q&A by Nicola Baird. Reblog below from Love Outdoor Play. Some questions for Jon before…
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